In the state of New South Wales, Australia, it's been a particularly harsh winter. Facing what's thought to be the worst drought since 1902, farmers here have struggled to keep their land and animals alive as they wait for rains that don't appear to be in the forecast anytime soon. The New South Wales government has granted nearly $1 billion in emergency funding — that's about $740 million in U.S. dollars — to help get water and fodder to suffering farms, including in the town of Coonabarabran (pictured above), where the animals are emaciated and the dam has shrunk to 23 percent of its normal capacity. Here, photos of the severe impact of the drought on family-run farms in trouble.Brook Mitchell/Getty Images WHAT PASTURE? Brook Mitchell/Getty Images DESPERATE SCENES
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